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Winter Track, Girls BB Honored

The Mineola girl’s Varsity and JV basketball program received the Nassau County Girl’s Basketball Officials Association Sportsmanship Award. Out of 56 participating schools, the Lady Mustangs scored the highest as coaches and teams are rated by the official after each game.

 

Respect of officials, respect for visiting team, and coach’s behavior on the sideline are just a few of the areas that are scored. This is the third time Mineola High School Girl’s has been honored with this award.

 

The last time was in the 2009-10 season, where the Lady Mustangs also were conference champions. Varsity players include Kati Priolo, Samantha Venus, Samantha Pastore, Lizzy Brown, Kelly Behan, Gabby Jurksas, Erica Barron, Mallory Donelan, Monika Dharia, Erin

Beatty, and Jules Caruso, coached by Denise Zunno. JV players include, Lisa Burns, Tina Conway, Patricia Fernandez, Kathleen Guda, Velencia Hurd, Megan Kelly, Giannina Lird, Bella Mozzone, Brianna Mundy and Elizabeth Ryan. Caitlin Orlando is their coach.

 

The boys winter track team was awarded the Conference 6 Team Sportsmanship award. The winner is selected by the coaches in Conference 6, and is a testament to the professionalism, respect, tact, and maturity that the Mineola track team has practiced throughout the season’s duration, under the leadership of captains Dylan Bestler, Jake Tavernite, Andrew Pereira and Ryan Kelly. Mineola was also the Conference 6 Champion, defeating Seaford, Clarke, Friends Academy, Malverne, East Rockaway, Oyster Bay, Wheatley, and Locust Valley.

 

 

— From Mineola High School


News

The Mineola School District Board of Education assessed the district’s performance in recent New York State assessment and Regents testing; performance that Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael

Nagler noted was in need of improvement at a July 24 board meeting.

 

Nagler addressed issues that students have been encountering with the recently-mandated state assessments, noting the difference in effectiveness between what he called “formative testing,” or testing on a regular basis, and “summative testing,” which is done annually, typically at the end of the school year.

Five storefronts on Willis Avenue in Williston Park were gutted after a five-alarm fire on Thursday, July 23 at around 2:40 a.m., Williston Park Fire Department officials said. Construction crews could be seen demolishing the row of stores as late as 2 p.m. last Thursday.

 

The fire was under control at around 4:30 a.m. No injuries were reported, officials noted.

 

Williston Park fire units responded at 2:44 a.m. According to department Chief Gary Smithing, the blaze started in the Village Cobbler Shoe Repair Shop at 617 Willis Ave.


Sports

 Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

 

“Our goal at Charles Water Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water, owner and director of the school.

“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”

Mineola Hurricanes 10U offense was too much for L.I. Saints in 14-5 rout on Thursday July 17, at Willis Avenue Field in Mineola. With 11 runs in the first three innings, The Hurricanes left no doubt about the eventual outcome.

 

An RBI triple by Kevin Pusey, a steal of home by Kevin Pusey, and an RBI single by James Raziano during the first inning and an RBI single by Jack Mackay, a three-run triple by T.J. McManus put runs on the board early. 


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Six Gun Concert - August 3


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